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Nightlife in Chennai

Being a capital city of one of the major states of the country, Chennai has a lot of people coming in from different parts of the country. So it is quite obvious that there are a lot of situations that call for a party or celebration. Now, Chennai has quite a lot of famous places where you can party and enjoy drinks and also some more places where you can enjoy some midnight snacks. So come and let us have a good look at some of these places and areas in and around the city where you can be expected to have a gala time and enjoy yourself.

Here is a list of places to enjoy Nightlife in Chennai:     

1. 10 Downing Street

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A fancy British pub in the mainland of Chennai, the pub has its outlets spread across various parts of the country. The several attractions include a Bollywood night, retro night, karaoke night and a ladies night to name a few. The pub offers mouth-watering delicacies and is ideal for a celebration. One just cannot miss their tequila shots and Jagermeister.
Price Range: INR 1000 onwards for two
Timings: 7 PM to 12 AM (Monday to Sunday)

2. Cloud 9

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Living up to its name, the beautiful place is located high on the roof. The rooftop restaurant and bar will give you the feel of being located on cloud nine, true to its name. The place is famous for its wide range of beer and wine, live music and entertainment and great acoustics. This place is truly the best if you want to spend your night among the stars and just have a good time.
Price Range: INR 1200 onwards for two
Timings: 7 PM- 12 AM

3. Pasha-The Park

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Located in Nungambakkam, this nightclub is one of the best in the area. This lounge is one of the oldest and the best lounges of the city. It is a really great place for late night party goers. Having a vibrant atmosphere and interesting combinations of drinks, this place is sure to have its respective pros and cons, the con being that the place is quite expensive. But the amazing ambience makes it just worth it. Visit it to experience the amazing nightlife of Chennai.
Price Range: INR 3500 onwards for two
Timings: 8 PM to 2 AM

4. Dublin (Gatsby 2000)

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One of the busiest places of Chennai, the Dublin never fails to amaze its customers with something new every time and ensure their presence every day of the week. This place is the ITC's Irish themed property and perfectly lives up to the best of its name. The place has a good ambience, amazing d├ęcor and great music. This place is the best of Chennai's night clubs. There are two residents present in the nightclub, namely DJ Rudy and Prasanth Amir who ensure that you don't stop grooving to different types of Trap and Bollywood music that is produced by them. They have amazing concoctions available such as Long Island Iced Tea and Desi vodka Martini.
Price Range: INR 2000 for singles to INR 4500 for couples.
Timings: 8 PM to 3 AM 

5.  The Flying Elephant

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The nightclub located in the upscale area of Park Hyatt in Velachery this amazing nightclub has a lot of loyal customers. The club is simply amazing and if you are visiting this place for the first time to check out their den and the living area and also the terrace area. The club is so famous that both homegrown and foreign DJ's come to perform here on a daily basis. This club has an awesome taste in music with a pinch of nostalgia with playing songs from Classic Pop to Retro Rock to name a few. They have their in house specials like Happily Ever After and Fallen Angel which you must not forget to try.
Price Range: INR 1000 to INR 2000 for couples
Timings: 7 PM to 1 AM and till 3 AM on weekends

6. Illusions

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So this one pub is among those which are quite pocket- friendly in addition to being super fun. It is the perfect place for the budget conscious crowd who is out to have a late night adventure. They have amazing music like Techno, Progressive Rock and EDM which suits the present generation very well. They have amazing theme specific nights like Bollywood night and Hip Hop nights as well. Their in- house speciality include 1000 Lights and Energetic Elliot.
Price Range: INR 1500 for couples only
Timings: 6:30 PM to 12 AM 

7.  The Leather Bar

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One of the exclusive night clubs of the city, the club attracts a large number of people who are looking for a classy place to enjoy. Although the place is a little overpriced with the amazing ambience, a superb collection of cocktails and great foot tapping music this place is just worth every penny spent. The interiors are also tastefully decorated with the black leather floors contrasting just as well with the suede walls. There are a lot of famous DJ's who come in for special occasions and make sure that your time is well spent in the pub. Their in- house speciality includes Cilantro Margarita and Melon Bellini.
Price range: INR 2500 for couples only
Timings: 11 AM to 4 AM

8. Blend

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One of the coolest places in the city to have a good time in, the pub is immensely popular and attract a lot of fun-loving people. The entire club has got an international vibe about it and is very well maintained plus the music is pretty awesome too. Their in-house speciality include Classic Beer Margarita and Metropolitan.
Price range: INR 1500- 2000 cover
Timings: 5:30 PM to 11 PM

9. Ink 303

Looking for a bar in Chennai to party with friends? Looking for someplace you can sway yourselves with good music? Or looking for just a Sunday brunch? Ink 303, located in the heart of the city, should be your go-to place if you want good food, music and drinks. Very well known among the youngsters of Chennai, Ink 303 has a dark, laid back ambience with dim lights, funky wall art and multiple shades of blue. Their bestsellers include grilled prawns drowned in Thai red curry sauce or Hunan sauce with water chestnuts, Hummus and sun-dried tomato pesto, peri peri chicken wings, veg and non-veg platters and various kinds of seafood. The music, DJ, Bollywood nights and live sports screenings seal the deal for customers. You can avail the 1+1 drinks offer or Wednesday offers for Ink 303, to keep yourself light on the pocket. All of these make it one of the cosiest Restro-bar in Chennai. A perfect 'Drink and Dine!'
Location:  Oyster Building, Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai
Cost for two: INR 2000 (exclusive of Alcohol)
Open till: 11 PM

10. Sudaka

With a lot of themed restaurants and bars emerging in Chennai, some have simply stood out. Sudaka is one such Restro-bar which is South-American themed. Easy to spot and in the prime location, Sudaka is a perfect place to spend your Saturday evening.
Hip interiors, dim lights, classy cocktails, comfy couches and an amazing DJ setup - all of these set just the right mood for party. The place has different sections with respect to decor, with wall posters of famous South-American people stuck on the walls. The area is huge, with comfortable seating options. The entrance has huge, used beer bottles stacked up in the form of a Christmas tree, which is a great welcome for the guests. They also have Happy hours and other such offers. They balance both food and ambience well. With an extensive collection of cocktails, you must try out some of their signatures. Among some of their bestsellers dishes are Bikini beach from Uruguay and Thai Sausage. Bikini beach is basically crisp fish, with smoked eggplants, dressed with lemon, onion and beet mayonnaise on top. A strong competition to the Bikini Beach, Thai Sausage includes pork pieces served with garlic, capsicum and masala. Ecuadorian nights, Gambaas Al pil pil and chicken roulette are other must-haves from their menu. The place has a special, relaxing vibe to it. All the foodies out there, if you wish to taste some fine South-American dishes, your search is over. Happy munching!
Location: The Legends, 37, North Boag Road, Parthasarthy Puram, T. Nagar, Chennai
Cost for two: INR 2000 (exclusive of alcohol)
Open till: 12 AM

11. Bay 146

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A stylish addition to Chennai's nightlife, Bay 146 is a complete package of groovy music and tasty food. With an elegant lounge inside and a huge dance floor to get your feet tapping, the pub also has outdoor seating with pool-view. The ambience is perfect for both group gatherings as well as romantic candlelight dinners. They serve a good variety of cocktails, at reasonable prices. The name Bay 146 is basically after the 146 cocktails they have concocted. Some of their must-try handcrafted cocktails are the watermelon feast, grapefruit como, elegance, Berry cheesecake and mystery taste. The manager and mixologist from this Restrobar travelled the world to research on the various cocktails and came up with these premium cocktails in the menu. They have many running offers like happy hours, 1+1 on Wednesdays and unlimited Tuesdays. Even though it is a pub, they don't forget to focus on food. They have a good menu for starters to couple with your drinks. Masala peanuts, spicy wedges, Syrian beef fry, pork ribs, crispy squid rings and paneer tikka are a must-try. For the veggies too, they have some unique items on the menu - water chestnut cruet, khasta potato, lotus stem sambal etc. If you are tired after the monotonous week's work, Bay 146 is one perfect place to enjoy your weekend. They have bands every Friday, DJs every Saturday and stand up comedy every Sunday. Sounds fun, isn't it?
Location: The Savera Hotel, 146, RK Salai, Mylapore
Cost for two: INR 1300 (without alcohol)
Open till: 12 AM

12. Cloud 9

Looking for a romantic hideout?  The rooftop view and the breezy dinner at Cloud 9 is the perfect setup for a perfect date night. They serve great north-Indian cuisine at affordable prices. They have projectors for live sports screening too. So, gather around with your sports buddies to catch up with them over sports and food at Cloud 9. Some of their must-try dishes are naram dil paneer, grilled pineapple, dragon chicken and GLM special barbeque chicken. There is a live barbecue counter, where they fuse Indian and Italian dishes and serve you some yummy combinations. Make sure you visit the place after 6:30 PM if you wish to relish some of their lip-smacking tandoor items.
Location: GLM Meridian Hotel, 80 A, Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan Salai, South Boag Road, Near Nandanam Signal, T. Nagar, Chennai
Cost for two: INR 1200 (exclusive of alcohol)
Open till:  12 AM
 
There are also a few take away food places where you can place an order till almost morning if you want something to eat too - after a night of hardcore partying. Some of them are:

13. Mathsya

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This place serves amazing South Indian dishes and is open till 2 AM at night. It is a great option for vegetarian food.

14. Delhi Highway

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This place brews up some nice and spicy North Indian food and is open till 3 AM.

15. Dawn and Dusk

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As the name suggests, this place serves food throughout the day and most parts of the night.

16.  Nanking

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An awesome Chinese takeaway shop at Marina Beach, this place is open till 5 AM.

17. Rasavid

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This place has some awesome Biryani and Kebabs being served up its front and takes orders till 5 AM in the morning.

We hope that this information will be quite useful in finding your perfect place for a night out. Also, some of these places admit only couples which are mentioned in the price range section. To be at these places you will need to dress appropriately too since these are some foreign-based themes and hence western wear is preferred at these places. Just be cool and enjoy your time while being there.

This post was published by Anindita Pal